Helena Greter, PhD


Dr Helena Greter is a biologist (MSc Ecology and Evolution) and epidemiologist (PhD) with over 12 years of professional experience in epidemiological research and impact evaluation related to neglected tropical diseases, human and animal health and integrated One Health surveillance. Since 2019, she is leading the competence center for epidemiological outbreak investigation KEA in Switzerland, focusing on food-associated diseases. Dr. Greter manages a broad portfolio of scientific and operational research activities focusing on health improvement for the hard-to-reach and vulnerable population groups. In addition, she is experienced in implementation research and strategic evaluation of projects in complex environments, often in fragile contexts, particularly in the Sahel (Chad, Niger, Sudan), East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania), the Indian Ocean region. She is also providing technical assistance on complex projects such as multisectorial intervention projects (Chad) and One Health networks (Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, La Réunion). She enjoys collaborations built on mutual trust with professionals from the health, agriculture, livestock and wildlife sectors and is passionate about contributing to the evidence base for the implementation of context adapted interventions that support NTD control and guide through the rough last mile towards the 2030 NTD elimination goals.


Moser W, Batil A.A, Ott R, Abderamane M, Clements R, Wampfler R, Poppert S, Steinmann P, Allan F, Greter H. High prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis in a desert population: results from an exploratory study around the Ounianga lakes in Chad. Infect Dis Poverty. 2022;11:5. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-1016632/v1

Richardus J.H, Tiwari A, Barth-Jaeggi T, Arif M.A, Banstola N.L, Baskota R, Blaney D, Blok D.J, Bonenberger M, Budiawan T, Cavaliero A, Gani Z, Greter H, Ignotti E, Kamara D.V, Kasang C, Manglani P.R, Mieras L, Njako B.F, Pakasi T, Pandey B.D, Saunderson P, Singh R, Smith W.C.S, Staheli R, Suriyarachchi N.D, Tin Maung A, Shwe T, van Berkel J, van Brakel W.H, Vander Plaetse B, Virmond M, Wijesinghe M.S.D, Aerts A, Steinmann P. Leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis with single-dose rifampicin (LPEP): an international feasibility programme. Lancet Glob Health. 2021;9(1):e81-e90. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30396-X

Greter H, Batil A.A, Ngandolo B.N, Alfaroukh I.O, Moto D.D, Hattendorf J, Utzinger J, Zinsstag J. Human and livestock trematode infections in a mobile pastoralist setting at Lake Chad: added value of a one health approach beyond zoonotic diseases research. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2017;111(6):278-284. DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/trx051